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The Effect of a 12-week Combined-Exercise Program on Physical Fitness and Fatigue for Cancer Survivors
Kim, Mi-Sook ; Ryu, Ki-Hyung ; Lee, Eun-Nam ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 1, 2012, Pages 5~15
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.1.005
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of a combined exercise program on the level of physical fitness and fatigue for cancer survivors. Methods: The subjects were all of 61 persons consisted of prostate cancer(n=22), breast cancer (n=20), and stomach cancer(n=19) survivors. The exercise program was composed of a wall exercise, a chair exercise, a towel exercise and a bottle exercise which lasted 50-60 minutes each, two times a week for 12 weeks. The outcome measures were the fat mass, the muscle mass, the grip strength, the sit and reach, the 6 minutes walk, & fatigue. Results: At the completion of the 12-week combined exercise program, there were statistically significant differences in the grip strength, the sit & reach, the 6 minutes walk, & fatigue for the prostate, breast, and stomach cancer survivors. But no significant differences were found in the muscle mass between the pretest and posttest. Conclusion: As the 12-week combined exercise program was proved to be an effective intervention for improving muscle strength, flexibility, cardiopulmonary fitness & fatigue, it is thought that the program can be utilized as a rehabilitation program for cancer survivors.
The effects of Lumbar Stabilization Exercise on Balance Ability and Lumbar Trunk Muscle Endurance in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis(Pilot study)
Shin, Seung-Sub ; Lee, Sun-Woo ; Song, Chang-Ho ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 1, 2012, Pages 16~26
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.1.016
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of lumbar stabilization exercise on balance ability in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Methods: This study was one group pretest-posttest design. Twenty young idiopathic scoliosis patients were recruited for this study. They had the lumbar stabilization exercise program for 40 minutes a day, three times per week for 3 weeks. The lumbar trunk muscle endurance test and clinical balance tests (functional forward reach, functional lateral reach, Fukuda 50-stepping, one leg standing with eyes open and eyes closed) were measured before and after the lumbar stabilization exercise. Results: There were significant differences between pre-and post-test in absolute value of the difference between right and left lateral reach, distance of Fukud 50-stepping and one leg standing on the each side with eyes closed(p<.05). The results showed that the lumbar trunk muscle endurance significantly increased(p<.05). Conclusion: In this study indicated that the lumbar stabilization exercise was effective on balance ability and lumbar trunk muscle endurance in patients with young idiopathic scoliosis.
Leg Length Inequality, Habitual Posture, and Pain in Women's College Students
Kwon, Sung-Bok ; Yi, Yeo-Jin ; Han, Hye-Ja ; Cho, Kyung-Sook ; Lim, Nan-Young ; Lee, Eun-Hee ; Son, Haeng-Mi ; Park, Young-Sook ; Kim, Joo-Hyun ; Kang, Hyun-Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 1, 2012, Pages 27~36
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.1.027
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the leg length Inequality, habitual posture, and pain in women's college students. Methods: The subjects were 281 students, in 8 women's college in Korea. The tapelines were used for measuring leg length Inequality and questionnaires were used for measuring habitual posture, and pain. The data were collected between August and October 2010 and analyzed using SPSSWIN 11.5. length Inequality(<1 cm). The subjects of 2.8% were the length differences of above 2cm. The worst habitual posture were leaning habits. Especially, the habits of crossing her legs were significantly different to leg length Inequality(F=3.342,
=.037). The subjects of 84% were felt a severe pain on the upper body such as waist, back, scapula, neck or shoulder. But there is no difference between pain and leg length Inequality. Habitual posture are related to pain(r=.212,
=.001). Conclusion: To protect the severe health problem of musculoskeletal system, this study results will be give aid to health education in women's college students.
Relationships among Pain, Upper Extremity Function, and Anxiety in the Breast Cancer Survivors
Lim, Jeong-Sun ; Kim, Jong-Im ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 1, 2012, Pages 37~45
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.1.037
Purpose: This study was to compare pain, upper extremity function, and anxiety among disease characteristics in the breast cancer survivors and to clarify the relationship among these variables. Methods: One hundred twenty two participants with breast cancer survivors over the age of 30 were recruited from a general hospital. Data were collected from November 1 to December 25, 2006 using a structured questionnaire. Results: The mean age was 51.17 and their mean survival period was 38.08 months. The breast cancer survivors who had received radiation therapy reported lower levels of pain and upper extremity function, and higher levels of anxiety than those who had other treatments. Pain and anxiety were positively related, and upper extremity function was negatively related to pain and anxiety. Conclusion: The breast cancer survivors experienced pain, upper extremity function disorder and anxiety. This study indicates that nursing interventions for the breast cancer survivors may be needed to improve upper extremity function, and to reduce pain and anxiety.
The Effects of Rehabilitation Training Using Video Game on Improvement Range of Motion for Upper-Extremity, Shoulder Pain and Stress in Stroke Patients with Hemiplegia
Buyn, Pil-Suck ; Chon, Mi-Young ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 1, 2012, Pages 46~56
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.1.046
Purpose: This study was to evaluate the effects of rehabilitation training using video game on improvement range of motion for upper -extremity, shoulder pain and stress in stroke patients with hemiplegia. Methods: The study utilized nonequivalent control group non-synchronized design. Participants are sampled from a group of people who are hospitalized in rehabilitation medicine ward at 'K' university hospital in 'S' city from January 1st 2011 to October 31th. Each 28members of control group and experimental group, total 56members were participated. One task is for 10minutes, and the video game for total 30minutes performed 5 times a week, for 3weeks. Data were analyzed by SPSS WIN 17.0. Results: The range of motion for upper-extremity in experimental group was significantly different from that in control group(shoulder flexion t=7.70,
<.001, extension t=7.80, p<.001, abduction t=6.95,
<.001, elbow flexion t=6.47,
<.001). The shoulder pain score in experimental group was significantly different from that in control group(t=-14.58,
<.001). The level of stress in experimental group was significantly different from that in control group(t=-4.89,
<.001). Conclusion: The result proved that rehabilitation training using video game was an effective stroke patients to increase in range of motion for upper-extremity and decrease in the shoulder pain, stress.
A Study on Physical Activity and Related Factors to Physical Activity for the Elderly with Diabetes Mellitus
Kang, Hye-Yeon ; Gu, Mee-Ock ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 1, 2012, Pages 57~70
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.1.057
Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the level of physical activity and to identify factors related with physical activity for the elderly with Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Methods: The subjects were 154 diabetic outpatient at 3 hospitals located in J city. Data were collected from February 1 to 17 in 2012. Data were analysed using Chi-square test, ANOVA, and logistic regression by SPSS/WIN 18.0. Results: Mean physical activity level per week measured by International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was
MET-minutes (minimally active). There were significant differences in the level of physical activity by age, spouse, education, job, admission, duration of DM, and DM therapy. There were significant differences in subjective health status, objective and subjective obesity, satisfaction with physical body, perception of aging, self-efficacy, perceived benefits, perceived barriers, and social support among the inactive, minimally active, and health enhancing physical activity groups. Factors influencing the level of health enhancing physical activity were spouse (OR=10.192), self-efficacy (OR=5.351), subjective obesity (OR=.114), and perceived barriers (OR=.069). Conclusions: The level of physical activity of elderly patients with DM was minimally inactive. Physical activity program enhancing self-efficacy and decreasing perceived barriers, as well as improving the correct perception of subjective obesity is recommended as a nursing intervention.
The Effect of Tai Chi Self Help Group Program for Hemophilic Arthritis Patients
Bak, Won-Sook ; Yoo, Myung-Chul ; Kang, Hyun-Sook ;
Journal of muscle and joint health, volume 19, issue 1, 2012, Pages 71~83
DOI : 10.5953/JMJH.2012.19.1.071
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate the effects of Tai Chi Self-help program for Hemophilic Arthritis Patients. Method: A quasi-experimental design was used. The subjects were 48 patients who underwent orthopedic surgery (24 experimental group, 24 control group). The subjects of experimental group were participated in the Tai Chi self-help group program in which 16 times for 8 weeks. The program consisted of health education on hemophilia, Tai Chi exercise, and workshop and its outcomes have been evaluated on WOMAC(Western Ontario and McMaster scale), mobility, pain, fatigue, muscle strength, depression, and quality of life(SF-36). The obtained data were analyzed by using the t-test or Fisher's exact test of PASW 18.0. Results: 1) The score of WOMAC, pain, fatigue, and depression decreased significantly in the experimental group as compared to the control group. 2) The score of mobility, muscle strength, and quality of life increased significantly in the experimental group as compared to the control group. Conclusion: Considering these research results, the program could be useful to improve joint movement, strength and psychological condition for patient with hemophilic arthritis, particularly in those who underwent orthopedic surgery.